“The Loss of the Bruce”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Peacock)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck rescue
Found in: Canada(Newf)


"The Bruce was bound for Louisburg, the night being dark and drear ... Captain Drake stood on the bridge ... the Bruce with mail and passengers she ran upon a reef." All except "young Pike" are saved.


The _Bruce_ was stranded on Port Nova Reef off Cape Breton Point and crushed in the ice on March 24, 1911 going from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland to Louisbourg Nova Scotia, A steamship ferry, it had 123 passengers (Northern Shipwrecks Database). - BS


  1. Peacock, pp. 939-940, "The Loss of the Bruce" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9937
  3. BI, Pea939